ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Treatise on Participation

The term "participation" has acquired mantra status among planners and donors in the social development sector in India. The requirement to participate is mostly restricted to deciding "who benefits" rather than "what to do" and "how and when to do it". This article tries to understand the term participation, discusses its meanings, interpretations and flavours, and studies its implications on the development sector so that its usage can be more specific and precise.

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